Lightweight beater watch? Or does anyone know how to get between these layers on any Casios?

I need a beater - and I want a custom Pokemon watch. So i figured I'll combine the two! 馃槷

But I'm not sure how to get between these layers on any Casios. The printed bit and the glass. Any ideas?

I could just put the sticker on the glass itself and then add a screen protector over it. - But i think it might leave an ugly air bubble around the sticker.

Otherwise I guess I could go with an analog watch and put the Pikachu on the dial. Anything nice and cheap? The Casio Duro is a bit heavy for me at 92g.

I have this Q&Q (a cheap Citizen owned brand). See second pic. But it feels super fragile and the case back can be removed with a fingernail or a light tap. So I'll mod it for practice but I don't want a beater that will break in the middle of work. I also don't like the tiny 35mm size and 18mm lugs. A bit bigger is better.聽

Thanks!

I鈥檝e seen pictures where people removed the printing from the face of a G Shock, so I know it鈥檚 possible to get to it. I would google how to remove that printing.聽

EDIT: Because I can鈥檛 leave things alone, I did some looking. It seems I was mistaken. While it should be possible, I鈥檓 not seeing where anyone has actually done it. It seems like the crystal is glued to the movement, so while it shouldn鈥檛 be impossible, it could be tricky.聽

I was under the impression that the printing was freefloating like the F91W, though I have only taken apart the latter. I may be wrong.

As for alternatives how about a Vostok? Cheap, plentiful in all different colours (get a yellow one perhaps to match the sticker?) 聽and a piece of p*ss to get to the dial. Could just be one to keep in the back of your m矛nd

Edit: Something like this maybe

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Whack a Pikachu in the circle and bobs yer uncle

thekris

I鈥檝e seen pictures where people removed the printing from the face of a G Shock, so I know it鈥檚 possible to get to it. I would google how to remove that printing.聽

EDIT: Because I can鈥檛 leave things alone, I did some looking. It seems I was mistaken. While it should be possible, I鈥檓 not seeing where anyone has actually done it. It seems like the crystal is glued to the movement, so while it shouldn鈥檛 be impossible, it could be tricky.聽

The crystal itself shouldn't be glued to the movement. But maybe to some other part of the case. I've not seen anyone remove it..

Scooby

I was under the impression that the printing was freefloating like the F91W, though I have only taken apart the latter. I may be wrong.

As for alternatives how about a Vostok? Cheap, plentiful in all different colours (get a yellow one perhaps to match the sticker?) 聽and a piece of p*ss to get to the dial. Could just be one to keep in the back of your m矛nd

Edit: Something like this maybe

Image

Whack a Pikachu in the circle and bobs yer uncle

Thanks for the suggestion.聽

CitizenKale

The crystal itself shouldn't be glued to the movement. But maybe to some other part of the case. I've not seen anyone remove it..

Ok, because you're my new best friend, I just took one of mine apart, and you are correct. 聽The crystal is attached to the case which means you can remove the movement and place a sticker on the crystal from the inside. 聽You'll probably have to remove the writing there first, but the internet says you can do that with a little goof-off. 聽You'll probably have to remove all of the writing as it appears it's a single sheet.

So get yourself a tiny Philips head screwdriver and get cracking!

thekris

Ok, because you're my new best friend, I just took one of mine apart, and you are correct. 聽The crystal is attached to the case which means you can remove the movement and place a sticker on the crystal from the inside. 聽You'll probably have to remove the writing there first, but the internet says you can do that with a little goof-off. 聽You'll probably have to remove all of the writing as it appears it's a single sheet.

So get yourself a tiny Philips head screwdriver and get cracking!

Thanks bud.聽

But yeah that doesn't work. What I wanted was to place the Pikachu between the two layers. So the watch looks normal apart from the added character.聽